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Near Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Central Plaza

Homol'ovi II Archaeological Site

 
 
Central Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
1. Central Plaza Marker
Inscription.  You are standing in the oldest section of the pueblo, the Central Plaza. At one time, the rooms surrounding the plaza may have stood as high as three stories. Traditionally, the plaza area symbolized the Center of the Universe and played an integral part in the lives of the people who lived here. This area was also a location for kivas, ceremonial structures used for religious purposes. In Hopi oral tradition, the kiva was always the most important area of the village.
 
Erected by Arizona State Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 35° 5.098′ N, 110° 38.567′ W. Marker is near Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from Homolovi State Park Entrance Road, 5.4 miles north of Arizona Route 87. The marker is located at the archaeological site after a short walk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kiva - Underground House (a few steps from this
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marker); Vandalized Kiva (within shouting distance of this marker); Illegal Digging (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuvatukya'ovi (within shouting distance of this marker); Paayu (within shouting distance of this marker); Homol'ovi II (within shouting distance of this marker); Typical Room (within shouting distance of this marker); East Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winslow.
 
Also see . . .  Park History.
Homolovi State Park was established in response to public concern about the devastation of the Homolovi sites by illegal collectors of prehistoric artifacts. The damage to the sites peaked in the 1960s when a backhoe was being used at Homolovi II to dig through burials and kivas. The residents of Winslow and leaders of the Hopi people, supported by other people throughout the State, began to work to protect these sites. It was their dream that the entire area would become a State Park. Source: Arizona State Parks
(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
The Central Plaza and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
2. The Central Plaza and Marker
 
 
The view of the Central Plaza and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
3. The view of the Central Plaza and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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